Tom Knechtel. The Reader of His Own Self

10 Sep 2016 – 30 Oct 2016


Los Angeles
California, United States


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CB1 Gallery is proud to present a retrospective of prints and drawings by Tom Knechtel from the last 35 years, The Reader of His Own Self.


The exhibition, presented in cooperation with Marc Selwyn Fine Art, includes prints and drawings from 1979 – 2016, as well as two new etchings published by CB1 Gallery, both from 2016; printed by Anthony Zepeda in an edition of 15. (Astrolabe, 2016; and Entrance to the Chaos Palace, 2016).

The exhibition will be on view from September 10 – October 30, 2016. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, September 10, 3 – 6 p.m.

A concurrent exhibition (September 17 – October 29, 2016), Astrolabe, at Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills, will showcase four new paintings by the artist, and a selection of over two dozen works on paper executed in Los Angeles and Berlin over the last several years.

The CB1 Gallery print and drawing survey, The Reader of His Own Self, follows the artist’s interest in images dealing with romance/identity/sexuality, to images inspired from trips to India, to the most current work that deals with the self-portrait and the artist’s immediate family. These self-portraits were principally realized as drawings created in Los Angeles and Berlin, where the artist worked for several months in the winter of 2015-2016.

The new etchings, drawn directly onto the copper plate in Los Angeles, utilize, in keeping with the recent drawings, the artist depicting himself with a mirror to include not only himself but the controlled chaos of the studio: drawings (by the artist and his fellow artist friends), works in progress, tools, books, his cat, postcards and photographs.

Exhibiting artists

Tom Knechtel


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